Canada - Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal

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The Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal, created on June 22, 2004, recognizes peace officers who have served in an exemplary manner, characterized by good conduct, industry and efficiency.

Recipients must have completed 20 years of exemplary service with one or more provincial or federal organizations that employs peace officers and which eligibility has been approved by the Advisory Committee.

The Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal consists of a circular medal, with a shield set on a star on a maple leaf.

  • The words "Exemplary Service — Services distingués" form a circle around the maple leaf. On the back of the medal appears Her Majesty's Cipher.
  • A bar may be awarded for every subsequent period of 10 years of qualifying service.
  • The Medal is suspended by a ribbon featuring a band of dark blue at the outer edge, flanked by a narrower band of light blue and then a band of gold with a single wide band of green at the centre.
The above information was sourced from the Canadian Governor General website, thanks to James Delong for forwarding the information!
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Canada Border Service Agency - 2003 - 2008 fifth annivrsary pin

Image courtesy Georg Gruber

CBSA_FLASH1 What could have been. Apparently, these first three insignia examples represent prototype designs submitted for consideration to the CBSA, however they were not adopted.

Image courtesy James Delong

CBSA Sample_Design Actual production version of above design.
Image courtesy James Delong 
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Production version of above prototype insignia, this was created as a variation of the above if Canada ever created a Border Patrol (note the obelisk in the middle of the maple leaf).

Design by James Delong.

Manuel Ryckembeusch collection

 

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The additional designs of these images also represent prototype designs submitted for consideration which were also not adopted.

 

Interestingly, there is a badge prototype. I would be interested to obtain a badge photograph of the new CBSA if at all possible (and yes, any badge number would be removed).

Image courtesy James Delong

 

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Canada Border Service Agency - hat badge
Image supplied by multiple people, including James Delong and Arjeh Van Der Sluis 

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Canada Border Service Agency - hat badge
Image supplied by multiple people, including James Delong and Arjeh Van Der Sluis 

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Canada Border Services Agency

English language version

Roy Stammwitz collection

CA_053_Canada_Border_Service_Agency_french_Version

Canada Border Services Agency

French language version

Roy Stammwitz collection

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Canada Border Service Agency - round patch

Roy Stammwitz collection

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Canada Border Service Agency

Lester B Pearson Airport

Roy Stammwitz collection

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Canada Border Service Agency

Intelligence patch

Roy Stammwitz collection

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Canada Border Service Agency

Narcotics Interdiction Unit

Roy Stammwitz collection


CREATION OF THE CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY (CBSA)

In 1927, the Department of National Revenue Act established the Department of National Revenue by renaming the Department of Customs and Excise. The Department was responsible for assessing and collecting duty and tax, monitoring the movement of people and goods across the Canadian border, and protecting Canadian industries from foreign competition.

The same act created a second department to collect income tax, a responsibility that a commissioner from the Department of Finance had been meeting. Both departments had the same minister, but each had its own departmental organization and deputy minister.

In May 1994, Bill C‑2, an Act to amend the Department of National Revenue Act received Royal Assent and formed the legal basis to create a consolidated department responsible for the activities previously performed by Revenue Canada, Customs and Excise, and Revenue Canada, Taxation. A new regional structure was implemented in July 1994, combining the 23 parallel regions of Customs, Excise, and Taxation into six consolidated regions. The Headquarters organization was also consolidated into six restructured program branches and six corporate branches.

On April 29, 1999, Parliament passed the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Act, which established the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. The change in status from department to agency, which took place on November 1, 1999, has helped build a modern organization that is committed to leadership, innovation, and client service.

On December 12, 2003, the Customs Program of the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency was transferred to the new Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). 

The CBSA is part of the new portfolio of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, which includes emergency preparedness, crisis management, national security, corrections, policing, oversight, crime prevention, as well as border services. The CBSA brings together all the major players involved in facilitating and managing the movement of goods and people into Canada. It integrates several key functions previously spread among three organizations: the Customs Program from the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, the Intelligence, Interdiction and Enforcement program from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and the Import Inspection at Ports of Entry program from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. 

The CBSA's mandate is to manage the nation's borders by administering and enforcing about 75 domestic laws that govern trade and travel, as well as international agreements and conventions. The work of the CBSA includes: 


Processing commercial goods (including agriculture and food products), travelers, and conveyances, and identifying and interdicting high-risk individuals and goods; 
Conducting intelligence, such as screening visitors and immigrants and working with law enforcement agencies to maintain border integrity and ensure national security; 
Engaging in enforcement activities, including investigations, detentions, hearings, and removals; 
Supporting free trade negotiations; and Conducting compliance audit reviews and dumping and subsidy investigations. 

The CBSA operates at over 480 air, sea, and land ports of entry across Canada. It employs over 8,800 public servants who serve 170,000 commercial importers and more than 98 million travelers each year. Each year, the CBSA is engaged in everything from reuniting more than 100 missing children with their families, to referring roughly 2.5 million people for secondary immigration inspections, to processing some 11 million commercial releases and 24 million courier shipments, to conducting seizures worth over $500 million and intercepting 57,200 prohibited food, plant, and animal products.

Canadian Pins

canada new_pin Canadian Border Service Agency - Gavin Salter collection
canada customs_pin Canadian Border Service Agency - Gavin Salter collection
Canadian Pins Canada Customs Hat Badge Pin
Canadian Pins Canada Customs ID Badge Pin (Blank)
Canadian Pins Canada Customs Edmonton Division Pin
Canadian Pins Canada / US Customs joint border pin
Canadian Pins Canada Customs Teddy Bear pin
Canadian Pins Canada Customs Badge pin (unnumbered) - variation 2
Canadian Pins Canada Customs Detector Dog Service pin
Canadian Pins Canada Customs Badge pin (unnumbered) - variation 3
Canadian Pins Canada Customs International Law Enforcement Games - Birmingham, Alabama 1994 pin
Canadian Pins Canada Customs Detector Dog Service - World Police & Fire Games Calgary 1997
Canadian Pins Canada Customs "Junior" 001 badge pin
Canadian Pins Canada Customs Yukon 100 years Pin
Canadian Pins Canada Customs & Revenue Agency Peace Pin 
Canadian Pins Length of service pin

Insignia of the Canada Customs & Revenue Agency 1999 - 2005

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Canada Customs and Revenue Agency - Shoulder Patch

Note the absence of the Crown atop the portcullis.
This patch is for everyday wear.

ccs new05 Canada Customs and Revenue Agency - Shoulder Patch
Note the absence of the Crown atop the portcullis.
This patch is for Dress Uniform.
ccsphoto Photograph of a former Customs inspector, note that in the full sized image you can see the badge that appears below on the lapel of the jacket that is being worn.
These images are courtesy of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Canada Customs.
hm Queens Crown HM Customs identification badge.
Can anyone provide a history of this item at all?? If so, please let either myself or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know, thanks and I shall put the information up here on the web pages for everyone's benefit.
These images are courtesy of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Canada Customs.
Canada Customs This photo of the air harbour in 1930 shows a Canada Customs officer examining a suitcase while the pilots and passengers and RCMP officers look on. This photo shows the bullion "CANADA CUSTOMS" capbadge. For reference purposes, these photos are from the book "The Collectors - A History of Canadian Customs and Excise" by Dave McIntosh, published by NC Press Limited in association with Revenue Canada, Customs and Excise and the Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, 1984. The photos appear on 120 and 121.These images are courtesy of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Canada Customs.
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Seized rum cargo, Pictou, N.S., 1928

Photos are from the book "The Collectors - A History of Canadian Customs and Excise" by Dave McIntosh, published by NC Press Limited in association with Revenue Canada, Customs and Excise and the Canadian Government Publishing Centre, Supply and Services Canada, 1984. The photos appear on 120 and 121.These images are courtesy of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Canada Customs.

montreal Queens Crown HM Customs Montreal.
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These images are courtesy of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Canada Customs.
Victorian_Canada_Customs_Button Victorian era Canadian Customs button, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. collection
ccs_hat_02 Canada Customs Hat Badge
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These images are courtesy of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Canada Customs.
ccs_navy Canada Customs Marine Unit Hat Badge
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These images are courtesy of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Canada Customs.
unk_cs Kings Crown Customs Preventive Service
This is the special identification request from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if anyone can help, please let us know. Steve thinks it might be Canadian, but we're not sure.
These images are courtesy of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Canada Customs
ccs_flag Canadian Customs Flag - after the changeover of Insignia in November 1999
ccs_flag_02 Warning, very large file - long down-load time
Canadian Badge1890s Victorian era Canadian Customs badge

Image courtesy Bob Pedersen collection
Canadian Badge40s50s 1940s - 1950s Canada Customs badge

Image courtesy Bob Pedersen collection
canada-customs-badge-special-officer-01 Canada Customs Special Officer Badge
ccs_hat Canadian Customs Hat Badge
Old Style hat badge, now replaced by the badge below. Replaced November 1 1999.
ccs_new2 Canada Customs and Revenue Agency - Hat Badge
Of interest to note. The removal of the Queens Crown over the top of the Portcullis
ccs_bdg_7319 Old Style Canada Customs Badge - recalled
Scan sent to me by collector in eastern Canada. Thank you!
ccs_new3 Canada Customs and Revenue Agency - Identification Badge
Of interest to note will all three insignia has been the removal of the Crown and its replacement with a stylish maple leaf.
ccra_museum Thanks to one of our colleagues in Canada for this picture from their museum in Rigaud, Que. Canada. This image is quite large and I have not modified it in any way, to preserve the accuracy of the images.
ccra_museum_image02 Thanks to one of our colleagues in Canada for this picture from their museum in Rigaud, Que. Canada. This image is quite large and I have not modified it in any way, to preserve the accuracy of the images.
ccra_museum_image03 Thanks to one of our colleagues in Canada for this picture from their museum in Rigaud, Que. Canada. This image is quite large and I have not modified it in any way, to preserve the accuracy of the images.
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